Geology is a publication of the Geological Society of America (GSA). The GSA claims that it is the most widely read scientific journal in the field of earth science. It is published monthly, with each issue containing 20 or more articles, and an annual total of 1166 pages. One of the goals of the journal is to provide a forum for shorter articles and less focus on pure academic research type articles.
New study shows ancient volcanic field in Utah actually one massive landslide
Researchers propose a novel mechanism to explain High Plains elevation
No one really knows how the High Plains got so high. About 70 million years ago, eastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, western Kansas and western Nebraska were near sea level. Since then, the region has risen about two ...
Fossils used to predict impact of global warming on marine life
Researchers have identified the key environmental impacts on marine animals during natural global warming in the early Jurassic, 183 million years ago.
Continental formation more complicated than previously understood
(Phys.org) —The way continents are formed can be far more complicated than previously understood, according to researchers at the University of Aberdeen.
Researchers prove for the first time that ash clouds can cross Atlantic Ocean
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have led the discovery of a volcanic ash cloud that travelled from Alaska to Northern Ireland and beyond - overturning previously held assumptions about how far ash deposits can drift, ...
Study shows tectonic plates not rigid, deform horizontally in cooling process
The puzzle pieces of tectonic plates that make up the outer layer of the earth are not rigid and don't fit together as nicely as we were taught in high school. A study published in the journal Geology by Corné Kreemer, an ...
Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years
(Phys.org) —Bits of plant life encapsulated in molten glass by asteroid and comet impacts millions of years ago give geologists information about climate and life forms on the ancient Earth. Scientists exploring large fields ...
Gusev Crater once held a lake after all, Mars scientist says
(Phys.org) —If desert mirages occur on Mars, "Lake Gusev" belongs among them. This come-and-go body of ancient water has come and gone more than once, at least in the eyes of Mars scientists.
Simple topography of dryland channels presents an interesting paradox
Volatile rainstorms drive complex landscape changes in deserts, particularly in dryland channels, which are shaped by flash flooding. Paradoxically, such desert streams have surprisingly simple topography with smooth, straight ...
LiDAR studies of the Sept. 2013 Colorado Front Range flooding and debris flows
Scott W. Anderson and colleagues use repeat aerial LiDAR to quantify the erosional impact of the heavy rains that inundated the Colorado Front Range in September 2013. The five-day storm triggered more than 1,100 landslides ...